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Women's Equality party: Labour thinks it has a monopoly on virtue - The Guardian

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 09:24

The Guardian

Women's Equality party: Labour thinks it has a monopoly on virtue
The Guardian
Labour was the only party to refuse a copy of the Women's Equality party manifesto, hand-delivered to its headquarters by activists inviting four major parties to steal its ideas. The party's co-founder, Catherine Mayer, said the Conservatives, Liberal ...

General election 2017: Women's Equality Party launches manifesto ... - BBC News

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 03:26

BBC News

General election 2017: Women's Equality Party launches manifesto ...
BBC News
The Women's Equality Party says it would invest in "social infrastructure" with free childcare and "fully equal" parental leave. The party, founded in 2015, ...

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Transgender rights bill threatens 'female-born' women's spaces, activists say - CBC.ca

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 23:00

CBC.ca

Transgender rights bill threatens 'female-born' women's spaces, activists say
CBC.ca
Two feminists are warning the Senate's legal and constitutional affairs committee that passing the federal transgender rights bill could threaten the existence of exclusively "female-born" women's spaces, like rape crisis centres, a controversial ...

Liberals reshape judicial bench with appointments of women - The ... - The Globe and Mail

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 23:00

The Globe and Mail

Liberals reshape judicial bench with appointments of women - The ...
The Globe and Mail
Fifty nine per cent of Trudeau government's appointments have been women, drawing both praise and criticism from the legal community.

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Canada sends 28 invites to Olympic women's hockey hopefuls - CBC.ca

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 08:25

CBC.ca

Canada sends 28 invites to Olympic women's hockey hopefuls
CBC.ca
Half the players invited to try out for Canada's Olympic women's hockey team know what's coming. The other half don't. Jillian Saulnier has heard veterans talk about meltdowns during the gruelling six months it takes to choose the Olympic team and ...
With new women's Olympic roster, Hockey Canada marks end of an ...The Globe and Mail
Davis not on Hockey Canada's centralization roster for Olympic women's teamThe Telegram
Badgers women's hockey: Canada picks 5 current or former Wisconsin players for centralizationMadison.com
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Outstanding in her field: More women working in farming, according to census - Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 15:24

Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Outstanding in her field: More women working in farming, according to census
Saskatoon StarPhoenix
The Statistics Canada Census of Agriculture for 2016, released Wednesday, reports that women make up an increasing percentage of farm operators, 28.7 per cent in 2016 compared to 27.4 per cent in 2011. The census found 77, 970 women in Canada are ...

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Former player Laura Schuler to coach Canada's Olympic women's hockey team - CTV News

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 10:26

CTV News

Former player Laura Schuler to coach Canada's Olympic women's hockey team
CTV News
CALGARY -- Laura Schuler will coach the Canadian women's hockey team at next year's Winter Olympics. The 46-year-old from Toronto is tasked with leading Canada to a fifth straight gold medal in women's hockey. She's the first former player to coach the ...

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Women's Equality Party proposes free childcare - BBC News

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 05:44

BBC News

Women's Equality Party proposes free childcare
BBC News
A policy of offering free childcare would get the economy moving for the benefit of all, the leader of the Women's Equality Party has said. Speaking on the BBC's Daily Politics programme, Sophie Walker said her party would prioritise investment in the ...

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I'm a Women's Equality Party candidate - here's why I'm standing ... - New Statesman

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 03:20

New Statesman

I'm a Women's Equality Party candidate - here's why I'm standing ...
New Statesman
When I first saw my election leaflets last week, I wept. These were tears of joy. The odds were stacked against me ever being a prospective parliamentary ...

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'Women in black' fight latest Polish health rights bill - POLITICO.eu

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 19:18

POLITICO.eu

'Women in black' fight latest Polish health rights bill
POLITICO.eu
The “black protest” has gained momentum under an alliance between 70 women's health rights groups, the Great Coalition for Equality and Choice, formed to counter to the PiS government's strict stance against abortion. A predominantly Catholic country, ...

Top reformist Shari'a judge eyes women's rights, liberal approach - Jerusalem Post Israel News

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 15:50

Jerusalem Post Israel News

Top reformist Shari'a judge eyes women's rights, liberal approach
Jerusalem Post Israel News
'Education, productivity, equality levels threaten Israel's existence'. By LIDAR GRAVÉ-LAZI. Sponsored Content. SLAMIC JURIST Hana Mansour-Khatib poses Sunday in her office in Tamra, in the. Israel's first woman Shari'a court judge a humble role model.

Tomorrow Is 50/50 Day, a Call for Gender Equality - TIME

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 09:54

TIME

Tomorrow Is 50/50 Day, a Call for Gender Equality
TIME
A successful man said to a young woman I know, “Men have responsibilities; women have choices.” Yes, this happened in 2017. She was stunned. I wasn't. That bias remains, despite the number of studies done across disciplines disproving the premise that ...
UN gender equality report gives insight into Arab male identityCNN
It's not sexist to make men take the bins out, it's equalityMetro

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Saskatchewan's Status of Women Office sits empty following ... - CBC - CBC.ca

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 08:33

CBC.ca

Saskatchewan's Status of Women Office sits empty following ... - CBC
CBC.ca
Saskatchewan's Opposition worries a delay in hiring a new executive director for the Status of Women Office means women's issues will fall by the wayside.

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Rare Ride Promotes Women Rights in Pakistan - VOA News - Voice of America

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 04:25

Voice of America

Rare Ride Promotes Women Rights in Pakistan - VOA News
Voice of America
Pakistani sportswoman Guliafshan Tariq is traveling on her motorbike across the country's northwestern mountainous Khyber Pakhtunkhaw province to promote ...

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Women's Rights and Social Justice: Julia Ward Howe's 1870 ... - Center for Research on Globalization

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 02:20

Center for Research on Globalization

Women's Rights and Social Justice: Julia Ward Howe's 1870 ...
Center for Research on Globalization
147 years ago, the disastrous human and economic consequences of the American Civil War were becoming increasingly apparent, especially to certain ...

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Still more women in Canada than men – but only just - Macleans.ca

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 02:41

Macleans.ca

Still more women in Canada than men – but only just
Macleans.ca
The latest census figures released Wednesday show there were 97 men for every 100 women, a figure that has held relatively steady over 15 years based on data from Statistics Canada. At the youngest age range, men outnumber women, but their lead ...
In an aging Canada, women need to save more than men — even if they make lessGlobalnews.ca
Census 2016: The growing age gap, gender ratios and other key takeawaysThe Globe and Mail
Highlights of Statistics Canada's latest 2016 census releaseCBC.ca

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Trump adviser who wrote “women already have equal rights” will be working with Ivanka on “women's issues” - Shareblue Media

Sat, 04/15/2017 - 05:28

Shareblue Media

Trump adviser who wrote “women already have equal rights” will be working with Ivanka on “women's issues”
Shareblue Media
The Donald Trump administration cannot be described as "feminist" with one iota of sincerity. And as if to drive that fact home, Ivanka Trump's work on women's issues will be aided by senior adviser Stephen Miller — who wrote a 2005 op-ed on the ...
Stephen 'Women Choose Lower-Paying Professions' Miller To Reportedly Tackle Women's Issues For White HouseThe New Civil Rights Movement

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Carbonear woman attends United Nations event on the status of women - The Compass

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 23:32

The Compass

Carbonear woman attends United Nations event on the status of women
The Compass
“I think that this event is relevant to women all over the world. It is great to hear about issues faced in other parts of the world and how to get involved,” said Gill, “to hear about initiatives being implemented in other countries and then think ...

New approach to Alberta women's health care being considered by NDP - Calgary Sun

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 18:38

Calgary Sun

New approach to Alberta women's health care being considered by NDP
Calgary Sun
The business plan said the new approach "will enhance health equity in care provisions and support equality of health outcomes for all women (Indigenous, seniors, disabled, youth, LGBTQ, new Canadians and rural Albertans) and will go beyond traditional ...

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Turkish women's rights are at stake in Sunday's elections - PRI

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 09:42

PRI

Turkish women's rights are at stake in Sunday's elections
PRI
Until about 2012, Erdogan had been a champion of women's rights — he rose to power in Turkey advancing women's rights — and as prime minister, he pushed through laws on child custody, protection against violence and divorce that many women's groups ...

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